Los Angeles, CA 90025
Neighborhood: West Los Angeles
Finally, there is a Taiwanese snow shaved ice place in West LA! No more trekking to Rowland Heights to Class 302 just to satisfy more cravings. ^ ^ Thanks to Connie H for posting the pics on FB and spreading the word! This place just opened a little over 2 months ago and there’s a long line out the door every time I’ve been!
For those of you who are unfamiliar with Taiwanese snow shaved ice, the ice itself is flavored (yes, so it’s a block of flavored ice being shaved) and the texture is smooth, like snow (hence the name). You’re then free to choose toppings like mochi rice cake, pudding, red bean etc. To finish it off, condensed milk or other kinds of syrup is drizzled on top.
At Blockheads Shavery, you start off by choosing the flavor of the ice, followed by the 30+ different topping choices, then the drizzle. For those of you who are overwhelemd by all the choices, there are some popular combos listed under the “Favorites” section.
Word of warning – they do run out of flavors and toppings, so do your best to get there early. I’ve tried the green tea, black sesame and strawberry (tastes just like strawberry ice cream!) are all excellent. Recommended toppings: boba, rice cake, egg pudding. I think all three are made fresh daily. Portion size is pretty big. One regular size shaved ice can be easily split among 2-3 people.
The menu – the flavors and toppings change depending on the day
Green tea shaved ice with red bean and rice cake, drizzled with condensed milk. $4.50
Black sesame shaved ice with rice cake. The black sesame flavor is so good! And I’ve only seen it here. :) $4